Author Greg Mitchell of The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood—and America—Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

The Beginning or the End — Q&A with Greg Mitchell

THE BEGINNING OR THE END A Discussion with Author Greg Mitchell by Michael Barson   Barson 1) Given the tragic aftermath of the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan in August of 1945— actions that soon would lead to MGM’s decision to film “The Beginning or the End”—were you surprised to discover in your research […]

Interview with Jeanne Stanton

Interview with Jeanne Stanton   TSM: When did you first decide to be a writer? JS: Writing is something I’ve done since childhood. I had a poem published in Scholastic magazine when I was in eighth grade and in college I wrote poetry and stories and contributed to the campus literary magazine. I became a […]

Words, Words, Words—The Man Behind the Curtain

Words, Words, Words—The Man Behind the Curtain   Andrea Camilleri’s hardboiled detective mysteries featuring Inspector Montalbano have been one of my favorites since reading the first, “The Shape of Water.” Along with many other fans, I eagerly awaited the next one each year (sometimes more than one per year!) to immerse myself in these cleverly […]

An Exclusive with Christina McDonald

An Exclusive with Christina McDonald Christina McDonald is a USA Today bestselling author. The Night Olivia Fell (Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books) has been optioned for television by a major Hollywood studio and her second book, Behind Every Lie, is available now. Her writing has been featured in The Sunday Times, Dublin, USAToday.com, and Expedia. Originally […]

Dr. Phibes Rises Again: An Exclusive with William Goldstein

Dr. Phibes Rises Again: An Exclusive with William Goldstein 1.      How has Phibes changed with time? Dr. Phibes has expanded into two Dr. Phibes Book Series and evolved from his 19th Century (and still Victorian) London Town into an AI-driven 21st Century Gotham. In our brand new Dr. Phibes book and series; “DR. PHIBES THE […]

Interview with Lawrence H. Levy: “I’m at an age where the money isn’t as important as telling my story the right way.”

Interview with Lawrence H. Levy: “I’m at an age where the money isn’t as important as telling my story the right way.”   AFG: How did the whole entertainment industry work start for you? LL: I started out wanting to be an actor, and after college I studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner […]

Interview with John Grisham

  Interview with John Grisham For the last thirty years, the term legal thriller has been synonymous with John Grisham. Credited with single-handedly popularizing the genre, he has inspired scores of other authors and, in the process, has become both a commercial and critical success. With more than forty books to his name, more than […]

Michael Sherborne on
 "The Haunted Ceiling" by H.G. Wells

Michael Sherborne on
 “The Haunted Ceiling” by H.G. Wells

Michael Sherborne on
 “The Haunted Ceiling” by H.G. Wells (We had a chance to chat with Professor Michael Sherborne about “The Haunted Ceiling” an unpublished story by H.G. Wells which we’re publishing in the holiday issue of the Strand Magazine. Professor Sherborne was kind enough to share his expertise with us and speculate on why […]

Chris Pavone Thriller The Paris Diversion Interview

Chris Pavone discusses upcoming thriller: The Paris Diversion

The Strand had a chance to sit down with Chris Pavone to find out the thought process behind his new thriller novel, The Paris Diversion, released on May 7.   When it comes to accolades, Chris Pavone has experienced a variety of riches. From ranking on the New York Times Bestseller list to being honored with an Edgar […]

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Rob Paulsen and Voice Lessons: Iconic Characters

Over the course of his career, voice actor Rob Paulsen has helped give life to some of television’s most iconic characters. Whether it’s Yakko from Animaniacs, Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or over 250 other characters, odds are you’ve most likely heard his voice at some point. His […]